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National Grid's Strategy to Decarbonize the Heat Sector in New England

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Director, US Strategy, for National Grid Mackay Miller presented on National Grid's strategy to decarbonize the heating sector in the Northeast at the #RaabRT event earlier this week.

Learn more about what National Grid is doing to decarbonize the energy sector throughout New England in our Northeast 80x50 Pathway white paper.

National Grid Stands With the LGBTQIA Community at WorldPride in NYC

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WALTHAM, Mass., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ —  National Grid will show their unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and the LGBTQIA community, as a sponsor of WorldPride 2019. The WorldPride 2019 celebration in New York City also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations that sparked a fight for LGBTQIA rights in the United States. On June 30, hundreds of National Grid employees will march in the Pride parade that attracts 3 million people.

REC Solar Saves California School District Millions Through Innovative Solar Energy Solutions

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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.
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  • Pleasanton Unified School District is the latest education system to work with REC Solar to deploy on-site solar plus storage solutions.
  • Installations illustrate the education market’s need to control peak demand and lower costs.

New Analysis: U.S. Power Sector Continues March Away From Coal

In 2017, for first year ever, zero-carbon sources lead power generation
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June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ The U.S. power sector continues transitioning away from coal and toward zero-carbon energy resources, as the largest electricity producers continue to reduce air pollutant emissions and their corresponding contributions to climate change, according to a new analysis released today. 

National Grid Earns EEI Emergency Recovery Award for Storm Restoration Support Following Winter Storm Quiana

National Grid earns award for exceptional performance when restoring power to 365,000 in New York and New England following February storm
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WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award for the company’s exceptional performance in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana impacted more than 365,000 customers across upstate New York and New England.

Consumers Energy Starts New Era for Renewable Energy in Michigan with Approval of Clean Energy Plan

Plan Will Eliminate Coal, Reduce Carbon Emissions 90%, Add Renewables
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JACKSON, Mich., Friday, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy has received approval from state regulators for its Clean Energy Plan, ushering in a new era for renewable energy in Michigan.

The Clean Energy Plan puts Consumers Energy on a path to eliminate coal; reduce carbon emissions by over 90 percent; and meet customers’ future electricity capacity needs with 90 percent clean energy resources by 2040. The Michigan Public Service Commission this morning approved the plan, which also had support from leading Michigan environmental and business groups.

Duke Energy Progress Continues to Be a Shining Star for Solar Power

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  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region
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  • Company ranked No. 4 in 2018 for connecting solar power to its energy grid
  • Lands in the Top 10 for the seventh straight year
  • Continues to drive solar adoption in the region

Microgrid Delivers Efficiency and Resilience to Lidl Finland

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Lidl Finland's logistics center constantly learns to be more energy efficient through an integrated Schneider Electric EcoStruxure™ Microgrid Advisor & EcoStruxure Building Operation solution that uses demand response and targets more than 50% energy cost savings.

Watch this video to learn more about how Schneider Electric's EcoStruxure™ delivers efficiency and resiliency to Lidl Finland.

Water Meets "New Energy": Surging Renewables Have Utilities Eyeing Alternative Power Sources

Water suppliers and wastewater service providers are grappling with ways to reduce power costs
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Water and energy systems long have been intrinsically intertwined, given electricity's entrenchment as one of a water or wastewater utility's biggest expenditures. But as water suppliers and wastewater service providers grapple with ways to reduce power costs, advance toward "green" energy and participate in the electric industry evolution, there's talk of "ner energy."

Edison International Sustainability Report Highlights Clean Energy Progress, Leadership in the Transformation of the Electric Power Industry

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Edison International has released its 2018 Sustainability Report reflecting its sustainability strategy and 2018 sustainability performance. The report shows how the company is leading the transformation of the electric power industry and operating its business with excellence by focusing on customers, communities and employees, with safety as its top value.

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